Ten-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez ignited a national buzz with her bilingual record “Up.Rooted”. Topping both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, the album received high praise from The Boston Globe, USA Today, and Texas Monthly.
Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs takes audiences on a journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace. Her Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D” (Grand Prize winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest) recounts her experience volunteering in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador where she is a co-founder of The Niñas Arriba College Fund for young Latinas.
Her latest release, “Lightbeam”, is a sonic departure for Chavez, boasting intensely personal lyrics, strong melodic hooks, and a pop aesthetic that showcase Chavez’s versatility as an artist